Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter Ingenium engine producing 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, the newest F-Type coupe and convertible will both be able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, reaching a top speed of 155. The 2.0-liter models will be paired exclusively with the eight-speed Quickshift transmission — there is no manual transmission option.
“The 296-hp Ingenium petrol engine is engineered to deliver a compelling blend of performance, refinement and efficiency,” said Ron Lee, engineering director of powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover. “Cutting-edge technologies including electrohydraulic-intake valve lift control, integrated exhaust manifold and a twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings make this the most advanced petrol engine we’ve ever produced. Not only is this the most powerful four-cylinder ever offered in a production Jaguar, it also develops the highest specific power and torque ratings of any engine in the F-Type range.”
The 2.0-liter model will go on sale later in 2017.
In addition to rolling out the four-cylinder model, Jaguar showed off a few subtle changes to the F-Type range. The design of the bumpers and air intakes (but not the grille) now helps differentiate between the various versions of the F-Type, from the new four-cylinder model up to the SVR. The “shark gill” air intakes have been replaced by single intakes with a wire mesh design, along with LED headlights and taillights of a slightly different design. On the inside, the F-Type will now offer new lightweight slimline seats with improved ergonomics, which will be available in sport and performance forms, in addition to three new aluminum trims and a carbon-fiber trim for the center console.
An updated suite of driver-assistance systems will join the F-Type range for the 2018 model year, including traffic-sign recognition that uses a stereo camera to identify signs and display them on the instrument cluster. This new camera will work with lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive speed limiter and emergency braking systems.
When you’re done with the adaptive speed limiters, Jaguar offers a new app called ReRun, which can overlay real-time video shot on a GoPro with the car’s performance data. You’ll get stats like speed, g force, steering-wheel angle and braking force via animated display gauges. The app itself will connect wirelessly to a GoPro and to the car’s infotainment system via a USB cord, with performance data from the car going to the ReRun app.
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“The ReRun app combines several unique features from our developer toolkits to help F-Type drivers to create premium quality, easy-to-share videos of their driving experiences,” said Adam Silver, senior director of accessories and developer solutions at GoPro. “Thanks to the close collaboration between the Jaguar Land Rover InControl Apps team and our developer program team, ReRun offers outstanding functionality and is intuitive to use. We’re looking forward to the launch and seeing the first customer videos online.”
In addition, Jaguar introduced a 400 Sport Special Edition in New York, available for one year only, boasting an uprated variant of the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with horsepower dialed up from 380 hp to 400 hp. This special edition will come in rear- and all-wheel-drive form, and both versions will be paired with eight-speed Quickshift transmissions and limited-slip differentials. The 400 Sport will be set apart by a redesigned front splitter and side sills, yellow contrast stitching, as well as unique badges and embroidered logos. This special edition will also benefit from upgraded brakes and 20-inch wheels as standard equipment.
The 2.0-liter F-Type and the F-Type 400 Sport will go on sale later in 2017.